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Join us August 4 for Field Notes when we discuss late-season insect and mite issues

 An all-new weekly crops program from the University of Minnesota Extension Crops Team

Two-spotted spider mites adults and eggs.
Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State
Join us Wednesday, August 4 for Field Notes when we welcome Dr. Ken Ostlie, Corn Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Bob Koch, Soybean Extension Entomologist, both with the University of Minnesota Department of Entomology.

Drought conditions during the growing season have exacerbated some pest issues, such as spider mites. Corn rootworm adults have been a concern at noticeable densities for some growers. Soybean aphid so far has only been found at low densities in most fields across the state, but there is still potential for aphid populations to reach damaging levels in August. In addition to conversations on corn and soybean insects, we will also discuss alfalfa insect management and what IPM scouts in western Minnesota have been finding in soybeans.

What is Field Notes?

The Field Notes program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals as a weekly webinar program addressing all your crop-related questions in real-time in an interactive, discussion-based format.

The Field Notes program will run Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. throughout the growing season. It features a live webinar with interactive discussions that address in-season cropping issues as they arise. Topics may include nutrient management, agronomics, pest management, equipment, and more.

Do you have questions or topics you would like addressed during Field Notes? Submit them in advance of the program through the Google Form or send to In addition you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar program.

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